Continuing on my theme from last week’s post, I was able to get some exercise in on the tennis court yesterday. I was part of group of wheelchair athletes who demonstrated different sports that can be played from a wheelchair.
While on the tennis court, we showed them how to maneuver their manual chairs while holding on to the racquet. The same rules apply as in standing tennis except that wheelchair players can let the ball bounce twice before hitting it over the net.
This year’s students from MUSC’s Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs teamed up to play basketball, football, tennis and race hand cycles. As they rotated from station to station, the students realized how much effort was needed to play each game. But, the students really enjoyed the opportunity to see how the games are adapted for people with disabilities.